Object name: M098

Designation(s): M098, NGC4186, NGC4192A,

M98 is a somewhat edge on galaxy in the Virgo Cluster. Its redshift is actually a blue shift so can't be used to determine its distance. Suffice to say it is about 50 to 60 million light-years from us as that is where much of the Virgo Cluster is. M98 was discovered on March 15, 1781 by Pierre Méchain who reported it to Charles Messier. Messier then observed and recorded it on April 13, 1781. It is a rather large galaxy, much larger than ours at about 150,000 light-years in diameter by some accounts. I measure a size of 155,000 light-years assuming a distance of 55 million light-years.

NGC 4186 at the bottom of my image was found by Wilhelm Tempel in 1877. I've prepared a partial annotated image pointing out some of the things that interested me. Note the Abell Galaxy cluster near the bottom of the image is listed as being some 28 minutes of arc across so about half of it is out of my frame. One object on the lower right is shown to be an FSRQ. That stands for Flat Spectrum Radio Quasar.

Like many of my images of Messier objects, this one was taken when I first moved to digital imaging and had little idea of what I was doing. I processed it in a way that pretty much wiped out the color of the stars. I need to reprocess it but for now, this will have to do.

For a bit more see:

14" LX200R @ f/10, L=4x10' RGB=2x10', STL-11000XM, Paramount ME

Related Designation(s):

1AXG J121345+1454, 1WGA J1213.7+1453, 2MASS J12134829+1454019, 2MASS J12140651+1443330, 2MASX J12134829+1454016, 2MASX J12140651+1443324, 2MASXi J1213482+145402, 2MASXi J1214065+144333, 2MFGC 09627, 87GB 121114.4+151142, AKARI J1213482+145359, ALFALFA 1-169, ALFALFA 1-177, ALFALFA 1-182, ASK 437508.0, ASK 438011.0, CGCG 098-108, CGCG 098-111, CGCG 1211.2+1510, CGCG 1211.6+1500, EVCC 0182, EVCC 0188, GALEXASC J121326.34+144617.8 , GALEXMSC J121326.40+144616.0 , GALEXMSC J121406.63+144331.9 , HDCE 0708 NED001, HDCE 0709 NED001, HIPASS J1213+14, HOLM 348A, HOLM 348B, HOLM 348C, IRAS 12112+1510, IRAS F12112+1510, ISOSS J12138+1453, LDCE 0881 NED001, LDCE 0904 NED013, LGG 285:[G93] 008, LQAC 183+014 009, M098, MAPS-NGP O_435_1285544, MCG +03-31-076, MCG +03-31-079, MCG +03-31-081, MESSIER 098, NGC 4186, NGC 4192, NGC 4192:[THP2000] 0, NGC 4192A, NGC 4192B, NGC4186, NGC4192A, NSA 140952, NSA 161260, NSA 169843, NVGRC J121348.4+145403, NVSS J121348+145403, PGC 039002, PGC 039028, PGC 039057, SDSS J121326.29+144619.2, SDSS J121326.29+144619.3, SDSS J121348.28+145401.6, SDSS J121406.52+144332.8, SDSS J121406.52+144332.9, SDSS J121406.53+144332.9, SSTSL2 J121348.28+145402.4, UGC 07223, UGC 07231, UGC 07240, USGC U490 NED393, UZC J121348.2+145400, UZC J121406.5+144334, VCC 0081, VCC 0092, VCC 0101, [BEC2010] HRS 091, [M98j] 104 NED06, [R83] 15deg011, [SLK2004] 0670, [TTL2012] 168179, [VCV2001] J121348.3+145402, [VCV2006] J121348.3+145402, [YWP2010] J183.359+14.772, [YWP2010] J183.451+14.901,